Accusative case?

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Why is "I eat the apple", 'Ich esse DEN Apfel' because it's accusative, but 'I read the newspaper' is not? Duolingo said it is translated as 'Ich lese DIE Zeitung.'

August 9, 2012


Because the feminine definite article doesn't change in accusative! Der - Den, Die - Die, Das - Das (but only in the accusative, mind you!)

[Apfel is masculine, Zeitung is feminine]

August 10, 2012

Ich nehme die Kiste. I take the package.

August 10, 2012
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